Oh Texas, your thick-headed reluctance to join the rest of the evolving world has put your sad delusions of liberty on display for everyone to see right through. Not the first time.
State Attorney General Ken Paxton, seen here giving his best attempt at ‘raising the roof,’ has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor over the newly revised definition of marriage in the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
The new rules would allow gay workers to care for their sick spouses if the two were married in a state that allows same-sex unions. Can you imagine?!
And taking a cue from fellow losers-of-history in Alabama, Paxton is advising state agencies to follow state law, not the federal rule.
“This lawsuit is about defending the sovereignty of our state, and we will continue to protect Texas from the unlawful overreach of the federal government. The newly revised definition of ‘spouse’ under the FMLA is in direct violation of state and federal laws and U.S. Constitution,” General Paxton said. “Texans have clearly defined the institution of marriage in our state, and attempts by the Obama Administration to disregard the will of our citizens through the use of new federal rules is unconstitutional and an affront to the foundations of federalism.”
It’s truly a wonder to see officials continue to fight this tooth and nail. And it’ll be something else entirely to see them all backtrack come June.